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Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
has been put out about us on those web sites. sometimes if you look at the what the kids are doing with space books they are loading personal information on web sites. all that depends. we need to understand there are central repositories that he this information. >> let's talk about this i ntelius, do i have that correctly? does it examine every public record on a person for a fee whether it's local government or federal government or state government? >> it's one of many companies that their business is going to all those public records, which were created by taxpayers by the way, putting the information in their own private companies and -- computers and selling it. >> this is what i have that they'll deliver for you for $29.95 or if you want a full write up for $49.95. it will give you up to ten prior addresses and phone numbers for the individual, a maiden name, the age, the current name, the relatives, the roommates, the neighbors -- that's the beginning dossier. if you go further to the larger one you can examine thousands of private records including any criminal records, a
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Feb 27, 2013 4:30pm PST
how the company plans to use its hoard of cash. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! for the second day in a row, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told congress the central bank is not about to change its strategy, and for a second day, a strong rally on wall street. the dow surged 175 points to a five year high, the nasdaq added 32, the s&p was up 19 points. investors and traders warmed to the federal reserve chairman's steadfast support of the central bank's bond buying spree, he thinks the asset purchases are necessary to keep interest rates low in order to spur growth and boost hiring. the fed has been buying $85 billion a month in american i.o.u.'s since last september. while it won't stop t raty, it will soon start talking about how to stop. >> we haven't done a new review of the exit strategy yet. i think we will have to do that sometime soon. even if we don't sell any securities, it doesn't mean that our balance sheet is going to be large for many years, it just would be maybe an extra year, that's all it would take to get down to a more normal size. >> tom: other factors a
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Feb 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
we are doing on countries that we are not at war with is the right and sustainable solution for us. >> all we have is the president interpreting his own powers and the limits on his own powers. and that is not the way it's supposed to work. we need more oversight. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, d committed to dog real andermane good thworld. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, rdant, and peafuworld. re information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate spo
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Feb 24, 2013 10:00am PST
us. anticipation is growing over the selection of the next pope, following pope benedict xvi's surprise announcement that he is retiring. at one of his final public appearances, benedict asked for prayers for himself and his successor. he then entered a week long retreat amid wide speculation that the papal conclave might begin before march 15th, giving the cardinals more time to select the next pope before holy week. meanwhile, some american catholics are demanding cardinal roger mahony not attend the conclave because of his role in the clergy sex abuse crisis. recently released documents show the former archbishop of los angeles covered up abuse by priests. also, this week, the president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops, cardinal timothy dolan of new york was formally questioned by lawyers for sex abuse victims. the deposition centered on dolan's handling of abuse while he oversaw the milwaukee archdiocese. >>> as president obama this week urged congress to prevent massive federal spending cuts from going into effect march 1st, many religious groups argued the so-ca
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Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
. good t have y with us. here's what is coming up -- far from home. why an egyptian blogger is seeking refuge in poland. on the edge -- why gibraltar is in new haven for spaniards. after the worst -- while londoners are changing their minds about germans. we first turn to the struggle for democracy in egypt. again, supporters of the opposition are being killed exactly two years after the bloody revolution that toppled dictator hosni mubarak. at the time, egyptia enthusiastically ushered in a new era, but the new president has since left many people deeply disappointed. some egyptians are downright worried beethat under the muslim brotherhood, the country has moved even further from democracy. one blogger is one of those who openly criticizes the new government, but he had to leave egypt to be able to do so. >> the market square is a popular tourist destination. usually, it is filled with people strolling through, taking pictures of st. mary's church, but not everyone carrying a camera here today is on holiday. kareem is not a taurus. he is a 28-will blog your -- 28- year-old logger --
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Feb 3, 2013 8:30am PST
of the assumptions that those of us who are activists, who have worked on the front lines for a very long time, and we think that we know the truth and the holy grail is not always where women are. and it's really important to have accurate data to know how to address the issues that really matter to women. and what we found in our survey is that... we did follow-up research on it. we traved around the country and talked to hundreds of women around the country, and it was tantamount almost to being a woman that they either lived in an abusive relationship, had been... had had the experience, had been in an abusive relationship, or knew someone who was. and so it was really more... it was really endemic to the relationship issue between men and women than we had ever expected it to be. >> hinojosa: so if you were talking to women in the developing world, you know, you could imagine them saying, "i am afraidf beg attacked all the time, i am afraid of being a victim of violence, i'm afraid of being sexually assaulted." but for american women, where we have equality and access to po
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Feb 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
incredible irony that the people who put food on our tables use food stamps at twice the rate as the rest of the u.s. workforce. meaning that the people who put food on our tables can't afford to put food on their own family's tables. >> funding is provided by carnegie corporation of new yor celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and commied to doinreal and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful wor. more information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designin
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
reed. >> so what do you love about being here? >> let us count the ways. >> this is the way that i can explain new orleans. everybody else talks about a quality of life. you live in washington,-- the mondayments, the buildings, the kennedy center, the universities, the great medical centres, very highly rated quality of life. here no one ever speaks of the quality of life, it's a way of life. we have our music, our food, our social structure, our architecture, our body of literature. we even have our own funerals. so weeasure qlity of life by way of life, if our way of iv is intact and our culture is intact, then that's fine. and we don't really, in a big part of our way of life is to be comfortable with our otherness. we really don't aspire. we love to go to new york. we love to go to las vegas, and we love to go to washington, or anywhere. >> rose: even paris. >> paris who wouldn't, you have have to be-- who wouldn't, we love it but what we like is when we come back homwe cme back to a way of life. we little a little dichbly and are comfortable. >> rose: a place to raise your kid
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Feb 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
charter school in connecticut that uses a checklist to evaluate and keep the best of them in the classroom. >> we have parents, students, peer and principal surveys, so the teachers are really getting a whole 360 take on what they are doing well and what they need to improve. >> ifill: the 500-year-old bones unearthed in a parking lot in england are those of king richard iii. john burns of the "new york times" fills us in. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with a master of the short story, writer george saunders. >> for me, the approach has become to go into a story not really sure what i want to say, trying to find some little seed, crystal, an interesting sentence or an image that leads to an idea, and as much as possible divest myself of any deep ideas about it. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy i
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
yen for us. so what can you tell us? >> well, catherine, group of seven leaders, nations have been just talking about currencies, and actually, they've even released a statement. and since then we've actually seen the yen higher against the dollar. this wednesday morning too on the tokyo stock -- on the tokyo foreign exchange that is the trend we are seeing. participants are buying the yeg on speculation that tuesday's statement by group of seven financial authorities will keep the japanese currency slide in check. now, the dollar is currently fetching 93.29-32 yen while the euro/yen that's at 125.49-52. many investors took the statement to mean that the investors are concerned about the yen's major tumble against other currencies. let's see how this is affecting tokyo share prices. they are slightly down this wednesday. the key nikkei index now stands at 11,329. that is a loss of about 1/3 of a percent from tuesday's close. analysts say that some investors are selli export-related issues to lock in profits as the yen gains ground against the dollar. but others are buying shares as
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Jan 31, 2013 4:30pm PST
modelo. using company documents to bolster their case, justice department lawyers says the deal will lead to higher prices for popular beers like budweiser and corona. anheuser-busch inbev says it is still confident the deal will go through. as darren gersh reports, the fight could be a sign more mergers will face a tougher time in washington. >> reporter: the justice department is not quite ready for a two-pack of brewers to control almost half the american beer market. in a statement announcing a lawsuit to block anheuser-bush inbev's $20 billion deal for mexican brewer modelo, assistant attorney general bill baer says >> if abi fully owned and controlled modelo, a.b.i. would be able to increase beer prices to american consumers. this lawsuit seeks to prevent a.b.i. from eliminating modelo as an important competitive force in the beer industry. anheuser-busch was not deterred, saying: >> we remain confident in our position, and we intend to vigorously contest the justice department's action in federal court. >> reporter: the proposed merger between the largest and third largest bee
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30pm PST
street: consumers, the street.com's david peltier joins us with some consumer product stocks, worth shopping for now. one trading session after topping 14,000 the dow jones industrial average turned back, thanks to analyst downgrades of dow stocks wal-mart and chevron. he blue chips fell 129 pois, the nasdaq lost 48 points, the s&p off 17.5 points. >> susie: big stock market selloffs like today's, are rough for retail investors. that's especially true because some have only recently ventured back into stocks. but how do we know if individual investors are really buying equities at all, and why do we care? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: maybe you've seen the headlines, or perhaps you've heard the banter on television. what everyone is talking about is the retail investor, and whether he or she is cozying up to stocks again? the answer depends on where you look, and who you ask. financial planner lewis altfest says phones at his firm are busy with clients interested in equities. >> the little guy is coming back into the market. the little guy has got bonds up to his eyeballs, and
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Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
joining us. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: the supreme court heard a challenge today to the landmark voting rights act from alabama officials who said a key provision has outlived its usefulness. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill on the "newshour" tonight. marcia coyle fills us in on the court arguments followed by a debate on whether the whole the law is still needed. >> brown: then, ray suarez reports on the political push to tighten gun control laws, including a ban on assault weapons. >> ifill: does it matter where we work? yahoo c.e.o. marissa mayer sparks an uproar by banning employees from working from home. >> brown: from our "coping with climate change" series, hari sreenivasan takes to the slopes and asks: could rising temperatures endanger future ski seasons? >> you don't kn if u're going to have good snow. you don't know if it's going to come early or late, or if the spring is going to become warm, and the season is going to end prematurely. we just don't have that dependability anymore. >> ifill: we have an enco
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
that progress in the most impoverished parts of our world enriches us all. not only because it creates new markets, more stable order in certain regions of the world but also because it's the right thing to do. in many places people live on little more than a dollar a day. the united states will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades by connecting more people to the global economy. by empowering women, by giving our young and brightest minds new opportunities to serve. and helping communities to feed and power and educate themselves. by saving the world's children from preventible deaths, and by realizing the promise of an aids-free generation which is within our reach. ( applause ) you see, america must remain a beacon to all who seek freedom during this period of historic change. i saw the power of hope last year in burma when ain ain welcomed an american president into a home where she had been in prison for years when thousands of burmese lined the streets waving american flags including a man who said there is justice and law in the
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Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
>>> and that concludes this edition of "newsli." tokyo.erine kobayashi in thanks for joining us. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned lawmakers today that the automatic spending cuts set to take effect friday will hurt the economic recovery. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we examine the battle over those cuts, and how the paralysis in washington could affect hiring, investment, and more. >> ifill: then, we get the latest on the senate vote to confirm former senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. >> woodruff: ray suarez talks with marcia coyle about today's supreme court arguments over getting a d.n.a. sample from a suspect who was arrested but not convicted of a crime. >> ifill: special correspondent kira kay previews next week's presidential contest in kenya, where memories linger from the violence that followed the 2007 elections. >> we talk about people dead. i think if you count it over time and those who don't know it's probably aro
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Feb 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
only won us a national championship, he helped us build our program to a completely other level by helping us build the carmelo anthony center. and this is from a guy who was here one year and he's brought so much to syracuse basketball beyondhe nation championship that he has really left a legacy for syracuse basketball. (cheers and applause) >> today a syracuse legend to have his jersey retired, please join us, carmelo anthony. (cheers and applause) >> rose: in 2003, carmelo was drafted by the denver nuggets in 2011 he was traded to the place where he was born, new york city. right now the new york nicks are in second place in the eastern conference and caramel slow averaging 28 points per game. i am pleased to have him here at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: great to have you. >> thank you. >> rose: syracuse. tell me about that day. what did it mean for you? >> on that day, i had to take myself back to when i first decided that i wanted to go to syracuse and from that point on it was just so many memories that was rolling and rolling and rolling as
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Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
be done by balancing cuts with tax increases. >> now, most of us agree that a plan to reduce the deficit must be pt of our agenda. but let's be clear: deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. ( applause ) >> woodruff: this morning, republicans insisted they are giving no ground on that issue. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said mr. obama missed an opportunity in his remarks on the looming spending cuts, known as the sequester. >> the president had the chance last night to offer a thoughtful alternative to his sequester, on that could rece snding in a srter way that's what republicans have been calling for all along, and it's the kind of thing the house has already voted to do twice. we want to work with him to make that happen. but, instead, we just got gimmicks and tax hikes. just one more plan from the president that's designed to fail, so he can blame others when it does. >> woodruff: it's unclear how much of the president's plan can get through coress, but the white house says he will keep up the pressure, with stops in atlanta and chicago in the coming days.
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Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> brown: and long forehe worst hit, air travel was in a shambles. well over 4,000 flights were canceled through saturday, sending ripple effects across the country. the snow also halted amtrak and some mass transit service in the northeast. and for the latest on what's expected tonight and this weekend, we turn to bernie rayno, a meteorologist with accuweather. so what is the latest on the track of the storm and expected snow amounts? >> well, i will tell you, the worst of this storm we have been pointing out all week is going to be across southern new england. two storms as you mentioned, and the first storm across the midwest already producing quite a bit of snow across new york state. but the second storm as it strengthens and moves north and northeast, we're already starting to get bands of heavy snow now across new england, into toward boston, providence, hartford, snowing in new york city. and by tonight this storm is really going to start intensifying here. and anywhere in this white, new york city, providen
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30pm PST
give. and charities can use it right away. but charities who can take stock actually really like appreciated securities because you can sell them right away and turn it into cash. >> tom: is that preferred, though, over just the cold hard cash or the credit card contribution? >> well the credit card contribution is good but the credit card company takes a few percent off the top. so if you think you're giving a hundred dollars on-line, you're really giving $97. if you're giving cash, you can give the full amount. but one of thehings about appreciated securities is that donors who give appreciated securities often give larger gifts. so charity's like that and it's pretty inexpensive to sell the security. the other nice thing is the donor gets to deduct the full market value of the gift. so if you pay $10 and just a hundred you get to deduct the $100 and avoid capital gains tax. it's way more gifting of appreciated securities than i think people really know. >> tom: we heard the jingle about donating your car. how about other hard assets like that >well a car you have to be caful b
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Feb 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> brown: ray suarez looks at president obama's use of campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda. >> ifill: hari sreenivsan examines a million-dollar match fixing scandal shaking the world of international soccer. >> brown: and playing with the enemy: we have the story of an orchestra of israelis and arabs coming together for music, and maybe more. >> the only way that we can achieve anything that is remotely related to peace is if we sit together and talk or if we at least try to. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> sailing through the heart of historic landscapes you see things differently. you get close to iconic landmarks, to local life, to cultural treasures. it's a feeling that only the river can give you. these are journeys that change your perspective on the world and perhaps even yourself. viking river cruises. exploring the world in comfort. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, produc
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Feb 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
much more competent answer. >> what about this jewish lobby phrase? he apologized for using that phrase, but listen to this exchange. >> name one person who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the u.s. senate. >>he use of intimition -- i should have used influence. >> he could not name one person publicly. this is gamesmanship of the first order. you have conversations with plenty of members of congress and they feel one way about some of the issues in the middle east, that they simply cannot move an inch on issues involving israel. >> is he in command of the issues? >> i dnot think anybody would have come off well. i think it was a halting performance by chuck hagel, and chuck hagel underline what nina said earlier, not a burbling- nimble person. not a guy that is known for sound bites, not somebody that you would go to for a quotation on deadlines. he would give the thought of context or any answer he would give -- >> god forbid. [laughter] >> more than anything else, i could not get over the badger and quality. yes or no. yes or no, senator. john mccain was looking for vind
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Feb 24, 2013 12:30pm PST
to tell us that it's all our fault? >> the cyber wars. is china hacking us blind? >> of starting a broad swath of western organizations. >> you might as well pick a card out of the deck as to who will get the death penalty. >> some of them will say it's a bad idea. >> the brash new kid on the block. >> i was elected to speak the truth. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- quite sequestration. march 1st is the deadline. they warn 800,000 civilian employees will have to take unpaid leave in federal employee workers will have to take a cut for the next six months. the long lines at the airport, travel delays. you may want to be careful what you e because food safety inspectors will be affected. they will be taking a hit. salaries in congress are safe, but they tell us none of this is supposed to happen. >> it was never meant to become implemented policy. >> and now they face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise to protect vital investments and all the jobs that depend on them? or would they raer put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire e
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
illegal and pose a threat to national security. pal tin palestinians use the tunnels to get around.al tin pa tunnels to get around.l tin pal tunnels to get around. tin pale tunnels to get around.tin paless to get around.in palestinians u to get around.n palestinians us to get around. palestinians useo get around.palestinians use the get around. the blockade has been in place since 2007. morsi has expressed his intention to help people. palestinians in gaza are criticizing the court ruling. >> translator: the gaza strip is under seize. the tunnels are the only d. lifeline for the strip. this is an unjust decision against us. >> hundreds of the tunnels big and small link gaza with egypt. >>> representatives of world powers are getting ready to meet in rome to talk about more ways to help the syrian opposition bring down president assad. kerry met french president in paris ahead of the international meeting. >> we all agree that the time is passed for president assad to heed the voice of his people and the people in the world who want a peaceful transition and a new opportunity for syria. >>
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
. speed can help develop technology, and it can also help us take the lead in the market. >> translator: to speed up work, this company delegates more authority to project managers. >> translator: we are already negotiating inspection methods with a japanese firm. the decision will be made soon. >> reporter: the maker plans to regain full-fledged production in the first half of this year. >> translator: we'll shorten the time to get the parts we need by making them inside our group. this should enable us to manufacture products two to four months faster than japanese makers. >> reporter: authorities at such firms are pressing a priority on speed. this research institute acquired many new products. the institute supports its research to set up enterprises on their own. so far, more than 70 formal researchers are running startups. and there's new developed panels in only three years. he says the vivid images can compete with those made by other screens. the firm will begin mass production by the end of this year. >> translator: taiwan is currently full of vitality and new i
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Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science,echnology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brn: o major airlines announced a marriage of sorts, on this valentine's day. their combination means the field of major u.s. carriers will shrink by one. these jetliners-- sporting shiny new paint jobs-- are among the roughly 900 planes in the american airlines fleet and they're about to be joined by the 622 planes currently flying for u.s. airways. the price tag for the deal: $11 billion. creditors of american's bankrupt parent company a.m.r. will own 72% of the combined airline. the merger affects some 187 million passengers who fly the two airlines annually. >> i grew up on u.s. airways. >> brown: as well as more than 100,000 employees. >> our best goal go
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
york times" on syria and whether the president may be reconsidering the use of american weapons supplied to the rebels. the concern president obama had lying weapons would in effect be involved in a proxy war supported by iran and russia. the other side of the debate is nothing else is working and we need to create pressure on assad and build relationship with people inside syria who might take over one day. another factor is there are rebels, al-qaeda affiliated rebels the united states and the west doesn't support. and i don't think it's in the west's interest to see them end up at the top of the heap. >> rose: and then we turn to the story of the chinese army spying on the american government and american companies with david sanger of the "new york times," dune lawrence and michael riley of bloomberg businessweek. >> the cyber has been off to the side as something of an annoyance. i'm hearing this has gotten so big it's moving to the center of the relationship and it risks the rest of the relationship. i think the next thing you're going to see the president sending some kin
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Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
football field. it passed, we can happily report, without incident. here to tell us about both events is astrophysicist and author neil degrasse tyson, director of the hayden planetarium in new york city. let's start with what happened in russia. how unusual was that in terms of size and impact? >> well, we couldn't know precisely how common that would be. all we can do is sort of look back at otr sort of repord su eves. for example, there was an air blast that happened in the airspace over india and pakistan back in 1990s. which happened to occur while they were in intense conversations about their nuclear buildup of arm ament. and so such a blast mimics greatly what would happened with the nuclear blast. it is an instant deposit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that s not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >> is it, in fact happening al
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Feb 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
stops in peace talks. >> warner: thousands of israeli shoppers used to drive up this road to take advantage of the bargains in the palestinian shops just ahead. the popular shopping district has become a virtual ghost town. >> brown: secretary of state hillary clinton logged nearly a million miles visiting more than 100 countries in the last four years. ray suareexanes her legacy. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we close with a preview of sunday's big game. npr's mike pesca joins us from new orleans, site of super bowl xlvii. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporatn of n york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by
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Feb 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
school. kate lynn i believe is her name from newtown connecticut. and that reminds us of the theme of much of not only the president's remarks tonight but the guests tonight, mark. in the chamber. at least a couple of dozen of members of congress have invited either victims of gun violence or... >> or surviving family members including with the first lady. >> woodruff: we just saw michelle obama, the first lady, talking with one of those special guests. and again i'm reminded that's the mother of the 15-year-old teenager, young woman. she performed at the president's inauguration from chicago. she went home to chicago and then was gunned down in a shooting that was said to be just a mile or so from the president's house. >> that's right. and two people were arrested yesterday. >> woodruff: and one of the points the white house has been making is that gun violence is not something distant. it touches many many families in this country. that's one of the points. >> that's a realm where i think there's some possibility of some legislation. i'm not sure it will be as ambitious as what
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
of "newsline." thanks for joining us. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: in the nine weeks since the schoolhouse shootings in newtown, connecticut, police around the country report hundreds more have been victims of gun violence. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. tonight begins a weeklong focus on guns here on pbs, "after newtown." on the newshour this evening, we look at political and other developments since the december tragedy and zero in on the gun debate in colorado. >> in the divisive atmosphere of the gun debate, both sides, at the federal and state level, say they know the coming months won't be easy. but they will be critical. >> ifill: then, we take up the arguments for and against the proposed construction of the keystone pipeline, as environmental activists mounted a protest this weekend. >> woodurff: ray suarez updates the hugo chavez story, after the president's surprise return to venezuela following more than two months of cancer treatment in cuba. >> ifill: and jeffrey brown talks with filmmaker kirby dick
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
that stock investors grew used to in the '90s, and perhaps to some extent in the early 21st century. that we're fot going to get there simply because interest rates are so low, the return on stocks and bonds is just not of historic proportion. what we're suggesting is beore conservative. adjust your expectations to 5% to 6%, as opposed to the 9% to 10% you thought you were going to retire on. >> susie: the other thing you say is investors should start transitioning their money, to use your word, something you can sink your teeth in. i'm quoting. this is your report. put your money in gold. tell us why and how should investors do that? >> well, sinking your teeth into that gold coin, when you bite on it to make sure it is real. and oth comdities is what was talkg about, and you're absolutely correct. to the extent this credit super nova, this expansion in credit, produces 2% to 3% inflation, and going into the future. then you want to own something that is protected against credit expansion, that you can't reproduce. and that, of course, is gold, commodities to some extent, oil, some
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Feb 23, 2013 11:30am PST
in this country, we have a right to go to the police if someone assaults us or batters us. i guess a little frustrated because although i understand importance of the legislation that it has made this issue more knowledgeable across the world and across the country, there are still laws on the book, there have always been laws on the book to protect people who are watered or injured. >> if you need to go to a shelter, get some protection from abuser most often that shelter is funded by the violence against women act. if you need to call up a hotline, the money is there for people to be on the other end of the line. >> they also raise a lot of money privately. >> they did do. >> they get government and foundation. >> about prevention. teaching these women, do the programs that teach the women that these resources are available that's huge, something that's really important to the community. >> it teaches police officers exactly how to go in to a situation and assess it correctly. it wasn't that long ago when police officer would come the a home say, this is a domestic issue, you guys
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Feb 17, 2013 8:30am PST
call us, and my... one of the ways that my family, my parents, thought of coming back against this was when these telemarketers called and asked us, you know, to spell our name. someone gave us the idea of spelling each letter using a disease, so we'd say, "g for gastroenteritis," "i for intestinal disorder," and people stopped calling. so that's one of the advantages of a very... of a very difficult name. >> hinojosa: well, it's interesting, because your name is one way to enter into this conversation only because, you know, it is an interesting name. but in fact, right now in the united states of america, your name, anand giridharadas, is kind of normal almost, right? >> the president's name is barack hussein obama, so, uh, anything goes now with names. >> hinojosa: you finished school here in the united states, and your whole life, you have been going to visit india as that place where your parents came om, and then you basically decide, "i'm going. i'm going back." and there's that moment when you're on the plane ride going back and somebody who is returning home looked at you
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the man picked to lead the central intelligence agency was called today to defend his positions in the war on terror. john brennan's senate confirmation hearing revolved around several hotly debated policies. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman has our report. >> reporter: even before the hearing got truly under way, protesters from code pink disrupted john brennan's opening statement-- signaling that passions were running high on the targeted killings of terror suspects. >> they won't even tell congress what countries we are killing children in. >> reporter: the interruptions continued, and the chair of the senate intelligence committee, cafo
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30pm PST
: joe davis joins us now, he's chief economist at vanguard, the giant mutual fund company. >> susie: joe, nice to have you with us on this important day. let me start by asking you, do you think the fed is taking on toomuch risk? >> i think there is an argument that can be made. we've had a concern for more than a year that there are both costs as well as benefits with respect to very aggressive monetary policy. and just some of the behavior we've seen in the financial markets. i know the report talked about excessive risk-taking. so i've had a concern that those costs associated with monetary policy may not have been given the sort of credence they should have been. so a positive development, in my mind, to today's minutes itas that federal reserve policy-makers were more aggressively talking about both the pros and cons wreaptwith respect to aggressive monetary policy. >> susie: one thing we've been hearing repeatedly from the federal reserve is they're not going to make any change in this policy, raising interest rates, until the economy is stronger. most notably that the job mar
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
backed off. >> did the government fail? >> martin smith: a number of people told us that you didn't make this a top priority. >> well, i'm sorry if they think that, because i made it an incredibly top priority. >> so you're telling me that not one executive on wall street committed provable fraud? i mean, i just don't believe that. >> tonight ofrontline, "the untouchables." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additial fding iprovid by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. >> although this downturn started in the housing sector and inhe financial sector, you're seeing a lot of things being hit. >> today's numbers suggest job losses are acceler
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Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
" tonight, "washington post" reporter lisa rain walks us through the reality and the hype surrounding the timing and impact of sequestration, as the countdown for a deal enters its final week. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner looks at today's summit between president obama and japanese prime minister abe, where japan's tensions with china were very much in the forefront. >> suarez: our week long focus on guns, "after newtown" wraps up tonight with a report from chicago on the public health crisis in the city in the wake of rising gun violence. >> the people who come in after having been shot are some of the highest risk folks. these are people who have been shot, who may have been shot before, and really without some intervention, without some life- changing moment, the trajectory's either going to be jail or death. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> suarez: and, as a magistrate grants oscar pistorius bail, we talk to charlayne hunter gault about how his arrest has focused attention on the unusually high rate of violence against women
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
them. >> rose: as you remember from the balkans, people used to say that history would judge the world's outside powers badly if they did not do something. that thereas aoral imperative. is this similar? >> i feel that way. i think -- the question is what, however. and i do think that the international powers are doing quite a lot in terms of humanitarian assistance. the united states, for instance, has provided something like $50 million in humanitarian assistance. has been supporting the various groups to unite and give them -- recognize them, frankly. and then also try to be helpful in finding some kind of a diplomatic solution to this. i think t ral issue comes down to what kind of military action and not every place is amenable to having some kind of military action. >> rose: is syria? >> in syria i think that we have to keep examining trying to figure out what can be done. i think it's hard, charlie, i really do. >> rose: secretary of state clinton, who you worked with, panetta petraeus, all recommended we do something. and the president said no, and you say the president w
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
are killing us. it is the longest piece by a single author ever published by time. it took brill seven months to research and write. he analyzes bills from hospitals, doctors an drug companies to paint an extraordinary picture of medical overspendingment i'm pleased to have stef steven brill back at this table, welcome. >> thanks, charlie. >> rose: what got you here this longest piece. >> as you know i like t pick topics where i just feel that i'm curious about them. and for a long time i have just been curious about why health-care costs so much. you know, we've had years of debate about who should pay for health care. how should we do insurance, and who should pay the bills. but i've never seen anyone stop to say hey, wait a minute, how come if will cost you 20 or 25,000 dollars if god-- as you're walking ot of this building, you slip-and-fall and land on your elbow. whwill it cost a million dollars if are you diagnosed th cancer, how come, who's getting the money. >> rose: you, because of all your interest from the law to politics to education. >> right. >> rose: come to this subjec
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
about it but they are critics. ai joins us from the business desk. >> major economies embark on similarly bold monetary easing measures just as japan. it works to weaken all of their asor japan a report from the international monetary fund dismisses worries that japan's monetary easing could lead to a global currency war. the concerns are overstated. the report states the recent move in the currency market is correcting the excessively strong yen. it says recent market moves reflect the fundamentals of the global economy. imf officials point out that japan's trade deficit is growing and moves by traders to by the yen as a relatively safe currency has paused. these factors led to weaker yen. stronger monetary easing measures are needed. the report was issued at the g20 meeting that took place last weekend in moscow. >>> many participants at a recent trade policy meeting may also have backed japan's economic program, but some concerns aut the falling yen. japan's representatives faced a policy review at the world trade organization in geneva. wto members generally welcomed japan's
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
first ladies intellect and contribution to the nation, education, impact on of criteria are used t evaluate the first lady. >> including influence on >> y. and being a woman in her own write. >> 37 first ladies and the number of presidents. why is that? >> there have been deaths i >> who remarried? >> a number of them remarried. grover cleveland remarried in office. >> was that the 21-year-old? >> yes, for instancis cleveland. >> howeled was he? >> he was around 50 at the time. >> was that a successfu marriage? it stunned the nation. it was a absolutely spectacular secret marriag house. he courted her. she was the daughter of -- >> what do you mean by ward? >> he was her legal guardia from the time that she was she was the daughter of a law partner of his and whe the man died he ended up adopting her as it was >> yes president at the time. she grew up and he did. but he carried out the romance secretly >> was she a loving wife? >> they were in love all th way through to his death >> he eventually died of -- was he ill during the presidency >> he was. hoo he had cancer and had to ha
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Feb 22, 2013 4:30pm PST
joins us tonight from st. louis. you have been looking at the sequester and fiscal cliff for man moons, joel. a pay cut for hundreds of thousands federal employees april 1. that sounds pretty substantial. is it, to the economy? >> well, first of all, it's substantial to the people affected, no question about that. in terms of its impact on the economy, we recently did a study that suggested if the sequester goes into full effect march 1, want imct wll be to knock .6% off of growth this year. that is if we thought the economy was going to grow at about 2.6% without the sequester, that will be reduced to 2% with the sequester. >> tom: for this year, we're talking $85 billion potentially taken out of the growth of government spending between march 1 and the end of september and a $4 trillion budget. proportionally for median household income that's the equivalent of $1,000 out of a $50,000 income being taken out. how can that impact economy so much? >> well, it's-- it amounts to something like an 8% cut in the level of government services, other kinds of government expenditures, and
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Jan 31, 2013 9:00pm PST
extemporaneously about the stimulus. he walked us through it probably 15 or 20 minutes, just his thought process and why he was advocating these policies. and then he opened it up f questions. >> narrator: the republicans were ready for him. >> and it was really during that q and a as the member stepped forward and asked some pretty, i think, appropriate questions about the amount of money that we were spending, the debt that we'd be taking on, and i don't ever remember him saying, you know, "okay we'll take a look at that." it was more just defending his proposal as is. >> narrator: and the republicans had a surprise for the new president. >> he arrives there thinking they're all going to talk and come up with some kind of agreement; he's got all these tax cuts to offer them. and he finds that they've already had a meeting and decided they're going to oppose the stimulus package. and he was deeply burned by it. >> before he showed up, eric cantor sent out an email. said, not that "i'm voting against it." eric cantor's email is: "we're against this." >> their leadership told the members,
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
president al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruf do americans trust the feral vernment? andrew kohut says a new pew poll shows the majority do not. >> brown: and ray suarez gets the latest on the chinese hackers who allegedly mounted a four-month cyber-attack against the "new york times." that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: former u.s. senator chuck hagel
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00am PST
for contemporary christian music. ♪ >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. there was more attention this week to the ethical debate weaponized drones in the war on terror. the discussion came amid a senate intelligence committee confirmation hearing for john brennan, nominated to be the next head of the cia. brennan helpelead the obama adminisation's largely secret drone program. a leaked memo revealed the justice department's view that it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens overseas if it believes they pose an "imminent threat," even if there is no evidence of an immediate specific attack. some ethicists say that amounts to illegal targeted killings. >> they are not the best strategy, they are not ethically right, and they are not morally right. >>> after much campaigning by outside groups obothides, t boy scouts postponed until may a decision on lifting its ban on gay scouts and leaders. several conservative religious organizations were particularly vocal in their opposition to lifting the ban. there was also some religious support for chang
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
possible investment of several hundred million dollars. system lsi's are widely used in appliances and automobiles. japanese makers are struggling to make costs because of production and development. the two plasre planning to launch an adventure. that's the latest in business. i'll leave you with a check on markets. >>> the man at the center of a sports scandal in japan has apologized for his win at all costs attitude. he's admitted to abusing top athletes. he says he might resign. >> translator: i think it is difficult r me to continue teaching judo. i'm going to submit a document to the all-japan judo federation asking whether or not i should resign. >> 15 judo applicants sent a complaint to the company. he said sonoda and other coaches slapped them in the face and used other forms of physical abuse and power harassment. he said he just wanted the athletes to go the extra mile. he never considered it as violence. he was involved in fiv incidents of violence between august 2010 and february 2012. they reprimandsed him and the other coach. he hit athletes that failed to follow his
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
. serityouncil. the test may use highly enriched uranium and that pyongyang may even test two bombs simultaneously. he added that after two previous nuclear tests, the north's missile technology is increasingly sophisticated. resc rescue crews are headed for the solomon islands. the waves washed away dozens of homes. six people died. four are missing. the tsunami reached more than 90 centimeters. government officials in the solomons islands say three coastal villages suffered severe damage. photos taken by world vision show buildings washed away leaving only the foundations behind. spokesperson say the tsunami swept away 100 houses. one photo shows a house full of debris. aftershocks have registered more than five on the richterale. analysts have recorded more than 50 of them. >>> french president has said the fight in mali is not over. but he said some french troops may pull out of the west african country next month if all goes according to plan. islamist insurgents have taken over northern mali. they moved into the colony last month to help stop a rebel offensive. 4,000 personnel
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
officials say the radar was locked eed on a marit destroyer. they argued the vessel used navigational radar and not fire controlled radar. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the obama administration opposing any unilateral action. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. >>> rebels in syria are making important strides. it provides electricity to aleppo and other northern cities. the rebels have surrounded a aleppo airport and other places around the country. they launched a major attack. they are vowing to liberate the capital damascus. they are worried civil war may be spilling across the border. it killed 12 people and damaged vehicles taking aid supplies to syria. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarke
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